Audrey Hepburn also had an unusual pet. She got along on set so well with her baby deer co-star for the film “Green Mansions” that she took her home with her. Hepburn named the deer Pippin, or just “Ip” for short.
Though she may have looked like a delicate woman, Hepburn was more than up for the challenge of raising a deer.
Elvis Presley and His Chimp
Elvis had a pet chimpanzee. At one point in his career, Elvis acquired a pet chimpanzee which he named Scatter. The chimp had previously been part of a show on a local Memphis TV station, and when the station decided to get rid of him.
Fortunately, Elvis took him in. The king of rock let him scatter and roam free in his Graceland estate, which led to some disastrous experiences.
The animal would rip up the curtains, torment visitors, bite people, and of course, would throw...well...you know what chimps tend to do. According to his friend Lamar Fike, Elvis didn't treat his chimp the best.
Clearly, Elvis did not want to care for his pet. Sadly. the poor creature died while still in the care of Elvis and his staff.
It Was a Special Bond
She made sure that Pippin had a custom-made bathtub to sleep in, though at times, Hepburn would let her sleep in her bed. Pippin was quite attached to her and would even follow Hepburn to the supermarket.
Her relationship with her unusual pet both amused and amazed those around her.
Elizabeth Taylor's Weird Eye Diagnosis
Elizabeth Taylor’s famous beauty was partly because of a genetic cause. After she was born, a doctor informed Taylor’s parents that their baby daughter had a condition called lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome.
The syndrome (which is caused by the FOXC2 gene) was responsible for her double rows of eyelashes, which did enhance her stunning eyes.